German tuning shop Manhart Racing gets their hands on the new F56 MINI John Cooper Works and perform some magic on the base engine. Powered by the B48 2.0 liter turbocharged engine which makes 231 horsepower in standard form, the MINI JCW by Manhart a significant power boost to a whooping 300 horsepower.
The maximum torque is also increased in the same breath to 470 Newton meters.
With the standard 231 hp, the new MINI John Cooper Works accelerates, depending on the transmission of choice, in 6.1 to 6.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 246 km/h. But with the power bump, we expect a standard sprint below 6 seconds.
The Manhart MINI JCW feature a two-tone paint job – black and yellow – which perfectly match the sporty spirit of the compact hatch. The yellow wheels are the icing on the cake for this tuning project.
The MINI JCW features a suspension, body and interior derived directly from motor racing, while the sports brake system was developed in collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo. The John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit – including a model-specific rear spoiler and newly developed John Cooper Works sports seats comprising integrated headrest – all go together to complete a precisely harmonized overall package.